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TRUCK ROLLOVER ON INTERSTATE 29 NEAR ONAWA (UPDATE)

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Updated 11pm 6/19/17

Authorities have identified the driver of a truck that overturned on Interstate 29 Monday morning.

The Iowa State Patrol says 62 year old Frank Wachtler of Spicer, Minnesota lost control of his truck in the southbound lane of I-29 near mile marker 116 near the Woodbury-Monona County line.

The truck left the road and entered the west ditch, running over a culvert, shrubs and a tree before rolling onto the passenger side of the vehicle.

Wachtler was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center with serious injuries.

A passenger in the truck was treated at the scene but not hospitalized.

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TWO PEOPLE WERE INJURED AFTER A TRUCK OVERTURNED ON INTERSTATE 29 ABOUT THREE MILES NORTH OF ONAWA, IOWA MONDAY MORNING.

AUTHORITIES SAY ONE PERSON INSIDE THE TRUCK WAS TRANSPORTED BY HELICOPTER TO MERCY MEDICAL CENTER.

A SECOND PERSON WAS TREATED AT THE SCENE BUT NOT HOSPITALIZED.

THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

PHOTO COURTESY KMEG